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Category Archives: Communication

The Truth about Forgiveness…(and How to Do it)

We’ve all been there – wounded and reeling after being mistreated by someone in our lives. No one is immune to being wronged; it happens in every relationship, sometimes intentional, often not. When people walk into my office, they often bring up painful memories of injustices and times when they’ve felt wronged by the people they love the most. Inevitably, […]

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The Art of A Good and Effective Apology

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Apologizing: I think it’s safe to say that we all agree it’s a good thing. We know we need to do it when we’re wrong – we value “saying sorry” as the “right” thing to do. Actually putting it into practice? That is a whole other story. Why is that? For starters, I think the main reason is that the […]

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Man in the Mirror: How To Bring Positive Change to Your Workplace

The average full-time worker in America now spend over 40 hours per week on their jobs. We spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our families, or so it seems at times.  If you’re fortunate, your work peers feel like one big happy family…or perhaps they feel like one big dysfunctional family. 😉 It is important that […]

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Keep that Loving Feeling Alive All Year Long

Valentine’s Day is long over. While it’s nice to have a day set aside to celebrate your love for your partner (hey, who doesn’t love a good celebration?), why not celebrate your love every day? There are plenty of ways to honor and celebrate your love daily that don’t involve fancy dinners or eating heart shaped chocolates.  Most people make […]

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How Being Assertive Is Good For You

Just the other day my husband and I were out running errands when he saw a side of me that he isn’t used to seeing. For the most part in our relationship I am more passive and let him handle all of the “tough” situations. Well, on this day we were picking up something that I needed, that was very […]

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Three Powerful Rules for Date Night You Need to Use Now

Everyone in our profession sings the praises of having a planned date night, even me! In fact, the Huffington Post just published an article on the importance of Date Nights. So we know that it is important, but at times it can seem like a daunting task: get a babysitter, make the plans, buy the tickets or make reservations somewhere, get out […]

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Six Surprisingly Easy Techniques to Connect to Your Spouse

My husband and I have a different marriage than most. He works out of town for two weeks and then comes home for one week. Reconnecting after a separation from work is a large part of our relationship, and is for many commuter couples, where one spouse works in a different city or state. Reconnecting simply means coming back together, and […]

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Expert Advice: How to Connect to Your Spouse During the Holidays

There are so many articles circulating on how to “survive” the holidays. Let’s be honest–people survive things like hurricanes, plagues, and 5 o’clock traffic (and if family time during the holidays is that bad, you should probably schedule with us now)! Time goes so fast, life passes by so quickly, I think we all want to enjoy every sweet moment and […]

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Five Affordable & Thoughtful Gifts Everyone Will Love

Everyone knows the holidays can be stressful. While they can provide a great opportunity to connect with family and friends, there’s also a lot of pressure to attend more events, host holiday guests, pick out the perfect gift for everyone on your list – all while keeping up with the demands of everyday life. Research suggests 84% of people find […]

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Digital Distractions: 5 Signs Your Phone Is Killing Your Relationship

I’ll admit it…I’ve been on a romantic date with my husband, only to stop to post a photo on Instagram or Facebook about our dinner and how much I love him. And while I’m at it, let me just clear out those notifications. And go ahead and check email. Before I know it, five minutes has gone by and I’ve […]

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